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Systems theory

A method of describing a complex structure introduced by Ludwig von Bertalanffy in the 1940s that relates the interaction of individual components of the structure to the functioning of the structure as a whole.
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That is completely the opposite of what systems theorists have discovered and published, believe, and practice.
4) It should be noted that the box metaphor is used by systems theorists in a way much more sophisticated than this simple process of classification by thinkers/observers.
In 1974, two Chilean biologists Varela, Maturana and the systems theorist Uribe, published an article on living systems.
Next IT, the world's leading provider of Intelligent Virtual Assistants (IVAs), today announced a partnership with foresight scholar and systems theorist John M.
Systems theorist and Club of Budapest founder Ervin Laszlo seeks to provide a concise yet encompassing overview of our current global situation.
Bioneer Fritjof Capra is a physicist and systems theorist, a Founding Director of the Center for Eco-literacy in Berkeley, California, which promotes ecology and systems thinking in primary and secondary education, is on the faculty of Schumacher College and frequently gives management seminars for top executives.
Systems theorists are not always as careful as they ought to be in crossing over from the abstract and hypothetical-deductive logic of models into the prescriptive worlds of policy analysis and policy making.
There is a wide field open to social scientists ready to study really systemic models and to systems theorists ready to tackle political and socio cultural issues in the most embracing way, in space and time.
Now, developmental systems theorists are suggesting that much of evolutionary change and adaptation happen before the unfit are selected against.
The introduction and application of the family metaphor into the theological and ecclesiastical consciousness and practice of religious congregations is not due solely to family systems theorists like Edwin Friedman.
World Systems theorists emphasize that, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Asia and its merchants were marginalized in the emerging world economy centered in Europe.
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